Presentations Glossary

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Thursday, December 6, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 12:06 pm

If you have worked aplenty with text in PowerPoint, you must be aware that you cannot rotate text within a shape by 180°. What’s surprising is that you can rotate text by 90° and 270° within a shape, but not by 180°! But why would you need upside-down text that is rotated 180°? Many users do need this upside-down text to explain advanced concepts.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 10:04 am

The third tab within the Media Browser is the Movies tab. This tab provides quick access to movie clips (videos) that are already in your iMovie or Mac OS X Movies folders. In addition, it also shows any videos you create or store in your PhotoBooth and iTunes applications.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 10:41 am

The second tab within the Media Browser is the Audio tab. This tab allows you to quickly add sounds to your PowerPoint slides. Since PowerPoint is so well integrated with Mac OS X, the Audio tab displays your iTunes and GarageBand music collections.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 1:52 pm

Do you want to create a table that is not conventionally rectangle-shaped? Even better, don’t you want to use a process that not only makes the table completely editable, but which ends up with a particular shape? Shapes you create using the Combine option can be used in all PowerPoint versions. We call these shapes “Cookie Cutters” because they let you cut parts of the slide almost the same way as cookie cutters cut parts of your cookie dough.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 11:04 am

The first tab within the Media Browser in PowerPoint is the Photos tab. This tab provides you quick access to visual content within your iPhoto and Photo Booth collections. The Photos tab is divided into two panes, the top pane is a scroll-equipped area which enables you to navigate your album and the lower pane displays previews of your photos.

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Monday, December 3, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 2:34 pm

There are two floating palettes available in PowerPoint for Mac, the Toolbox and the Media Browser. The Media Browser is a central repository of all sorts of media content that you can insert in your slides.

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Friday, November 30, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 2:38 pm

Although almost everything within the Toolbox in PowerPoint 2011 works so well, you can still customize it as you want by clicking the Customize Toolbox button located at the upper-right corner of the Toolbox.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 4:42 pm

The Compatibility Report tab is the last tab within the Toolbox in PowerPoint for Mac. This tab helps you if the presentations you create in PowerPoint 2011 need to be shared with others who are using other versions of PowerPoint, on either the Mac or even on Microsoft Windows. Within this tab, you can check compatibility of any open presentation with other versions of PowerPoint.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 1:34 pm

Reference Tools is the third tab in the Toolbox. This area provides quick access reference resources such as the thesaurus, dictionary, language translations, and web searches. Some of these options require that you are connected online.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 1:32 pm

The second tab within the Toolbox in PowerPoint is called the Scrapbook, and what the Scrapbook does in itself is very unique because it is one of the very few features only available in PowerPoint for Mac, with no equivalent option for Windows users of PowerPoint. Yes, it is an extension of the clipboard, which even Windows users have access to, but the Scrapbook is a clipboard that can be cataloged and saved for future use.

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